How Osseous Surgery Is Performed
If you have been diagnosed with gum disease and have experienced moderate to advanced bone loss as a result, you may be a good candidate for osseous surgery. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and involves incising the gum tissue around the tooth to provide direct access to the tooth roots. We use special scaling instruments to remove plaque and tartar deposits from the root surfaces and smooth the bone before pressing the gums back into place and suturing the tissue.
Gum disease surgery using this technique may be performed in conjunction with a bone grafting procedure to fill in any areas of significant bone loss. We will schedule a follow-up visit to evaluate your healing, and you will likely use a special mouth rinse during the post-surgery phase. Any swelling or discomfort from the procedure should resolve within a few days.
Learn more about this type of gum disease surgery and other treatment options performed in our practice by scheduling your consultation at our North Andover or Medford periodontal office today.